Friday, January 23

Pat Perez Hunting for First Tour Win

LAST YEAR IN AN INTERVIEW AT ARMCHAIR GOLF, I asked Pat Perez what keeps him excited about the tour and game.

“Being in the hunt,” Perez said. “Playing the big events.”

In search of his first PGA Tour victory, the veteran is definitely in the hunt this week at the 50th Bob Hope Classic. Perez fired a record-setting 20-under total to grab the 36-hole lead. Perez and Tom Pernice Jr. are currently tied with the third round in progress.

“I’m competitive in everything I do, so to get to compete at something for a living is intense,” he told me.

Perez also said he enjoyed the circus atmosphere of the pro circuit.

“Being on the tour itself is exciting. I love the lifestyle, the doors it opens and the people you come across. I’m still amazed how many people love golf. Aside from the average fans, the actors, rock stars, pro athletes − it’s crazy.”

−The Armchair Golfer


(Photo: Pat Perez Golf)

5 comments :

Mad Hatter said...

it looks like Pat might get this one,

LANCER said...

If he can control his temper, I think Mad Hatter might be right.

Nitegator said...

hi, i have commented here before, sometime last year, like your site, just havent been around. I think Pat is going to win this one, my problem is that the course seems to be easy looking at the scores that were shot yesterday, -11, -10, -9. This makes me wonder if there was a challenge here for the PROs, Pat shot -20 in two days and he is not what I would consider a top player, and the top players are not playing. Will watch to see what happens today.

The Armchair Golfer said...

MH, Lancer and Nitegator: Maybe this will be Perez's week, but with two rounds left, there's a long way to go. If his putter goes cold -- or even lukewarm -- he won't win. You have to make a ton of birdies and go real low to win the Hope.

mediaguru @ HookedOnGolfBlog.com said...

Yeah this tournament isn't exactly US OPEN conditions...

Aim low sheriff...